Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Doritos | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published on May 22, 2019
  • Nacho cheese exists in two states: the melted cheese state and the powdered cheese state*. When it comes to the powdered cheese state, all pale in comparison to Nacho Cheese Doritos, continually perfected by science and consistently beloved by the masses since 1972. Join pastry chef Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to take Nacho Cheese Doritos to the next level and make them gourmet!

    *The third state of nacho cheese, cheese sauce, is controversial in the nacho community and for our purposes we are disregarding it. For more reading, see the studies ‘Nachos in Nature’ (1983), ‘Dormant Doritos’ (1992), ‘The Quest for Queso’ (1999), ‘This Powdered Chip’ (2001) and ‘The Health Benefits of Nachos and the Search for Immortality’ (2007).

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  • DecM 3
    DecM 3 6 hours ago


  • Laura S.
    Laura S. 6 hours ago

    We don't have Cool Ranch in Europe, so that flavor is called "Cool American Flavor" here lol

  • MrSvinepelz
    MrSvinepelz 6 hours ago

    Reupload with better audio and quality D:

  • MrJever180
    MrJever180 8 hours ago

    What, a product without palmoil 😮😮

  • Lady Cat
    Lady Cat 9 hours ago

    So, I may or may not have just eaten like 2 servings of expired Doritos from February, 2018. I kind of feel nauseous and I don’t want to die sooooo, what do I do? Do I just take some medicine? Help. Please.

  • Bekah truby
    Bekah truby 10 hours ago

    Clair: this is going to be easy
    Video: 46 minutes long
    Me: oh I know this isn’t going to be easy at all

  • Tuva Emilie
    Tuva Emilie 11 hours ago

    gabby is so cute awh

  • Karen Becerra
    Karen Becerra 12 hours ago

    How bout gourmet hot cheetos

  • Derek Hartley
    Derek Hartley 12 hours ago

    Who asked for these to get longer!?

  • sarahott
    sarahott 13 hours ago +1

    27:48 GABY!!!!!!!!! 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

  • mrjohnswim
    mrjohnswim 13 hours ago

    In the final recap she didn't say bake them. I think exhaustion had set in.

  • wtfftw149
    wtfftw149 14 hours ago

    Claire i just want to say. You is smart you is beautiful you is important

  • Joise Avila
    Joise Avila 15 hours ago

    I think it would be interesting to see Claire make a softdrink!

  • mark sabourin
    mark sabourin 17 hours ago

    excellent video, I spent the first 15 minutes shaking my head and wondering why Claire did not raise the oil temp. Also Bon Appetit should buy a T-Fal fryer, maybe $100 on amazon- much better consistency than stovetop frying and safer for home cooks.

  • Kirstin Lankston
    Kirstin Lankston 22 hours ago

    Make heath bars!

  • Spaghetti
    Spaghetti 23 hours ago

    i love amiel he's always so quirky and cute and AHHH :(

  • lolTaaa
    lolTaaa 23 hours ago

    You did it! Yaaassssss!!!

  • noura alfalasi
    noura alfalasi Day ago

    You should do takis!

  • Cynthia Valencia

    I don't even like doritos (unpopular opinion, I know lol) but this video makes me want to buy a [small] bag and taste the very descriptive words everyone used to describe these chips! Lol

  • Noran sallam
    Noran sallam Day ago

    27:49 laughing really hard😂

  • Amiel Williams
    Amiel Williams Day ago

    watching this made me get up and get taco bell

    • Amiel Williams
      Amiel Williams Day ago

      also its scary that my name is amiel and i love taco bell and his name is amiel and he loves taco bell. also his go to is the crunchwrap and so is mine.

  • Awesome Person
    Awesome Person Day ago


  • If We Won
    If We Won Day ago

    You forgot to temper the chocolate

  • Laurynn Lindley
    Laurynn Lindley Day ago

    My absolute most favorite is salsa verde, soooo good!!!

    BAILEE FICK Day ago

    You should do air heads!

  • Norea Holm
    Norea Holm Day ago

    I also smell the food before i eat it, i think it helps to figure out the flavor?

  • MarshaEndeavor
    MarshaEndeavor Day ago +4

    I love how scientific and dedicated they are to the process. Also you need a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos to watch this video.

  • meep
    meep Day ago

    Claire whines a lot about her job.

  • Graciela Plaza
    Graciela Plaza 2 days ago +10

    when chris said "👃" I felt that

  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 2 days ago

    WOW I did not think the peppers would shrink that much lol

  • Cory Minton
    Cory Minton 2 days ago


  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 2 days ago

    You should try making Coca-Cola next. Lol you mentioned it so its destiny XD

  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 2 days ago

    Did y'all get a new Mic or something? The volume doesn't sound right in this video compared to the others

  • Magpie's Nest
    Magpie's Nest 2 days ago

    I like this lady....just saying

  • Bailey Henderson
    Bailey Henderson 2 days ago

    You should just let Frito do their job Pepsi stock is impacted by populism not more than papa murphy's with 6 other popular company stocks we got bought out so the investors of Amazon and mirosoft and costco could get the best rise of price for the believers of the companies

  • Turbanator
    Turbanator 2 days ago

    A bottle to Appleton in the back. Chirs what you up to bud ;)

  • Morgan!
    Morgan! 2 days ago

    Can you make ringolos? I feel the flavour is very unique and would be hard to replicate (idk tho i aint no chef)

  • Josh Carter
    Josh Carter 2 days ago

    Make strawberry frosted donut from Dunkin

  • aki Yoshima
    aki Yoshima 2 days ago

    I actually don't like doritos, I prefer original Lay's or Original Pringles

  • Nuttygirl
    Nuttygirl 2 days ago

    By far my favorite Claire video yet! You did a great job, Claire!
    Chris- I'm a super taster too... How can I make that work for me?

  • Evan Berwick
    Evan Berwick 2 days ago

    Have any of the editors ever looked at their scopes? Every one of these videos is overexposed at some point or another. This one get so bad that Claire's face loses detail at points. For the love of God please either fix it in post or tell your camera operators to crank the iris back a little.

  • Caitlin Capacete
    Caitlin Capacete 2 days ago


  • Caitlin Capacete
    Caitlin Capacete 2 days ago +5


  • Jimena Garcia
    Jimena Garcia 2 days ago

    Achiote would have made them the right color and maybe better taste

  • michelle andreah sanchez lechuga

    Clair can you make lucky charms pleaseeee

  • letshavetuesdayeveryday

    The thing I've learned most from this video?
    In the US nacho cheese Doritos are in a red bag whereas in the UK the red bags are flaming hot and cheese is orange.

  • AdaamKyle
    AdaamKyle 2 days ago

    Are they ALL homosexuals there?

  • Singing Diaries
    Singing Diaries 2 days ago +4

    You're so talented Claire, I love your videos.

  • Mrssea Sea
    Mrssea Sea 2 days ago

    When I was young my dad bought a bag of Doritos, this was early 70s ish and all it had in it was a huge ball of dough........

  • Greywind92
    Greywind92 2 days ago

    can i work here, cooking is my passion and you have like my dream workplace. you all seem so happy there

  • Brianna Gordy
    Brianna Gordy 2 days ago

    I got triggers when he said yeah to it being the soft shell around a hard shell. No that's a GORDITA CRUNCH!

  • TheDuchess
    TheDuchess 2 days ago +11

    "Look how I'm touching it, Brad." 😂😂😂

  • Zombycow
    Zombycow 2 days ago

    all you gotta do now is send them to chow so whatshername can make some consomme for that southern kick.

  • Placid Kitty
    Placid Kitty 2 days ago +5

    omg I'm living for Gaby's space buns

  • TsubakiiHime
    TsubakiiHime 2 days ago +1

    Gaby is the real MVP of the team 😂😂😂😂

  • chloeacn
    chloeacn 2 days ago +5

    Claire please make frosted mini wheats. Thank you for being you.

  • Nathan Montejo
    Nathan Montejo 3 days ago

    Why didn’t you use msg

  • Mary Pham
    Mary Pham 3 days ago

    Can you please make gummy peach rings??

  • Seenya B
    Seenya B 3 days ago

    Please do Tater tots. Let’s have a napoleon dynamite moment.

  • Liana Bautista
    Liana Bautista 3 days ago

    Gourmet goldfish

  • Travis Diller
    Travis Diller 3 days ago

    Claire!! Cumin! You didn’t add “spices”!

  • shy f
    shy f 3 days ago

    Can you make kiss chocolate

  • Andrew Elsenheimer
    Andrew Elsenheimer 3 days ago

    You try and make taki’s!!

  • Zakiry
    Zakiry 3 days ago

    Forgot American nacho cheese is red, in england red is chilli heatwave it’s quite nice tbh

  • Emily Victor
    Emily Victor 3 days ago

    Claire, could you attempt to make gourmet sour trolli gummy worms?

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 3 days ago

    I’m confused I thought Claire was leaving non appetite. Love her tho

  • p salad
    p salad 3 days ago +1

    gourmet pop tarts but with the original sweet crackerish crust, no puff pastry bs

  • Alex Sanchez
    Alex Sanchez 3 days ago

    Gourmet Sour Gummy Worms!!!

  • Eric
    Eric 3 days ago

    just bake corn tortillas on low temp and sprinkle some cheese powder after

  • Ironidas ___
    Ironidas ___ 3 days ago

    Gourmet Airheads... Good luck ("Taken" Bad Guy voice)

  • Peaches lmao
    Peaches lmao 3 days ago

    Claire should try sour patch kids! I'm very interested in seeing how she'd be able to get the shape and all that jazz

  • A
    A 3 days ago

    Didn’t quite follow the geometry lecture, and am not a huge fan of chips (duuuu...), but Doritos are fine.

  • Monet Haughton
    Monet Haughton 3 days ago

    For season two can you make oatmeal cream pies and star crunch and nutty buddies 😋

  • Mackenzi VanCuren
    Mackenzi VanCuren 3 days ago

    Gourmet Dippin Dotsss

  • Benjamin Beardon
    Benjamin Beardon 3 days ago +1

    You should make pizza rolls next!!!!

  • julieann nguyen
    julieann nguyen 3 days ago

    Rhoda is just the most precious bean in the test kitchen. She’s like “No it’s ok Claire we can do it together :D”

  • Trinity Brown
    Trinity Brown 3 days ago

    Make a gourmet slim Jim

  • blanketshoe
    blanketshoe 3 days ago

    Spicy nacho is the best flavor

  • Laura Dieppa
    Laura Dieppa 3 days ago +3

    His "say again" reaction When he's told they might have tacos later and is offered to come just was too funny. But is also my reaction TACO BELL RULES!!!!

  • shy f
    shy f 3 days ago

    Can you make kix cereal please!!!

  • Rebecca Cook
    Rebecca Cook 3 days ago

    I just ate a Butterfinger and then thought about how impossible it would be to make and how amazing it would be in an episode. New request!! Butterfingers!!!

  • yousifel1
    yousifel1 3 days ago

    Such a hero for not completely losing your s**t at the end!

  • Crystal Solomon
    Crystal Solomon 3 days ago

    Claire should try making pop tarts.

  • Nadine Taylor
    Nadine Taylor 3 days ago +4

    you should make gourmet sour patch kids next 😋

  • KyouyaKawaii
    KyouyaKawaii 3 days ago

    Everytime she says Harina i cringe a bit lmao H is silent in spanish. Not trying to be mean here im just laughing cuz it sounds so weird in her accent xD

  • Jazmine Dillon
    Jazmine Dillon 3 days ago +66

    brad- *says something*
    claire- 🤔
    claire- “no”

    • anxiety incarnate
      anxiety incarnate Day ago +2

      Chris: maybe if you temp-
      Claire: *I Literally Would Sooner Agree With Brad Than Do That*

  • darkypiemotica
    darkypiemotica 3 days ago +15

    Please, pleaaase make Takis Fuego, it would be so hard but so very interesting

  • greta s
    greta s 3 days ago +18

    Can you please make a gourmet kinder bueno, it is my favorite candy a eat it almost every day and a would love to eat it gourmet
    Like if you agre

  • Reut Hershkovitz
    Reut Hershkovitz 3 days ago +3


  • Krissia Emberga
    Krissia Emberga 3 days ago +4

    Toblerones please!!!! Claire needs a challenge!!

  • Lolly C.
    Lolly C. 3 days ago +1

    Do hot cheetos

  • nae nae baby
    nae nae baby 4 days ago

    I genuinely can pin point her age

  • mdispenz716
    mdispenz716 4 days ago +1

    Can you please do nestle aero chocolate bars🙏

  • Danielle Aaliyah
    Danielle Aaliyah 4 days ago +1

    Make butter fingers

  • Aisha
    Aisha 4 days ago

    Imagine brad’s sign on the tortilla press was for good reason and not just to be annoying hahahah but probably no one would take it seriously

  • Guru Sandirasegaram
    Guru Sandirasegaram 4 days ago

    Who makes the dipping or dressing ? Me expensive in Canada when on sale I buy

  • Anastasia B
    Anastasia B 4 days ago +47

    No one:

    Chris: *Close-up of sniffing Doritos*

  • Evan Duty
    Evan Duty 4 days ago +3

    Using an iMac in a lower Manhattan high-rise to watch how it works, as a lesson on making Doritos.
    That's a cool job!

  • Amethyst Crandall
    Amethyst Crandall 4 days ago

    Gourmet pizza rolls!!

  • dazzlelight711
    dazzlelight711 4 days ago

    The exposure is always way too high on all Ba videos